Fulham vs Manchester City LIVE: Stream, team news and latest updates from the Premier League

Follow live updates as Manchester City visit of Fulham for the return of the Premier League after the latest international break.

Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to overtake first-place Liverpool once again as they currently sit two points behind the Reds but with a game in hand after their involvement in the FA Cup quarter-finals during the last round of league fixtures.

City, who will he hoping for a 12th straight win in all competitions, will be confident of retaking the lead in the title race, with Liverpool, who take on Spurs at Anfield this weekend, not in action until Sunday. Follow it live:

Manchester City are 14 games from a potential quadruple, with a League Cup already in the bag and the FA Cup opening up beautifully.


Pep Guardiola has encouraged his side to enjoy the position they are in:


It is Kick It Out’s Week of Action, with the group celebrating 25 years of fighting for equality in football. Both sets of players are adorned in shirts sporting the organisation’s logo, and given the high-profile and rather worrying events in Montenegro, it’s an important gesture. There is still so, so much more work to do, sadly.


It’s been a baptism of fire for Scott Parker at the helm in West London, Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool and now Manchester City his first four Premier League opponents.


That’s quite a step up for a manager light on experience, particularly given he’s seen two head coach go already this season.


Parker was so much more than the battler some suggest he was in his playing career, but his spirit and fighting quality are far from bad things in Fulham’s current predicament. 


It looks like it may be a five-at-the-back this afternoon, with that front three designed to catch an over-confident City out with pace over the top. 


So, to the title race.


Manchester City are two points behind Liverpool and will have their eyes on usurping their rivals this afternoon, particularly with Tottenham, a common opponent in these closing stages, the tricky visitors to Anfield tomorrow afternoon.


With a look at the ins-and-outs of managing a title race, it’s Miguel Delaney:


Quite appropriately, Sergio Aguero checked in at number ten in our countdown, sandwiched (or should that be baguette-ed) between Eric Cantona and Patrick Vieira. Haute company.


Jack Pitt-Brooke illustrates the Argentine’s brilliance:


It has been a busy week for The Independent‘s football team with the naming of our Premier League 100, a definitive (note: not definitive) ranking of the best players England has seen since the league’s inception.


There was controversy throughout, not least in the egregious omission of Savio Nsereko, but it was, crucially in these current times, democratic, with equal weight given to each voter.


And thus it was decided, much to Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney‘s chagrin, that the transformative Thierry Henry is the greatest footballer to ever play in the Premier League.


​Jonathan Liew was tasked with explaining why, and he did so in typically fine fashion:


Team News – Manchester City


The international break was something of a boon for Pep Guardiola as his squad now close to full strength. Kevin De Bruyne returns in midfield and England’s star Raheem Sterling will look to continue his fine form against a shaky Fulham defence.


And, well, just take a look at that bench…

Team News – Fulham


Fulham’s rotating door policy on selection continues. Scott Parker names a side without a recognised striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic the notable absentee with Ryan Sessegnon, Floyd Ayite and Ryan Babel a speedy triumvirate leading the line.


The international break was, all things considered, a rather entertaining one, with England in scintillating form and minnows Scotland creeping past the mighty San Marino.


But it’s high time to get back to the Premier League, and the first team news of the weekend is in…

Welcome back.


After a brief international interlude, the Premier League returns, and as we enter the home straight proceedings could not be more interesting. 


There’s a battle at the bottom, a mid-table scramble, a top-four tussle and, most excitingly, a proper title race afoot, and it is at the top the weekend starts.


Manchester City are at Craven Cottage seeking a win that would take them back to the top of the table, and we’ll have all the action LIVE right here…



What time does it start?

Fulham vs Manchester City kicks off at 12:30pm (GMT).

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 11:30am. Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the match via the Sky Go app.

The match will also be available on Now TV by grabbing a day pass for just £7.99

Highlights will be shown at 10:30pm on BBC One.

Predicted line-ups

Fulham: Rico; Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, Ream, Bryan; Anguissa, Seri, Cairney; Babel, Mitrovic, Sessegnon

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Danilo; Fernandinho, Gundogan, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane


Manchester City 2 (Diaz x2) Fulham 0, League Cup, November 2018

Manchester City 3 (Sane, D. Silva, Sterling) Fulham 0, Premier League, September 2018

Manchester City 5 (Y. Toure x3, Fernandinho, Demichelis) Fulham 0, Premier League, March 2014

Fulham 2 (Richardson, Kompany og) Manchester City 4 (Y. Toure, Kompany, Navas, Milner), Premier League, December 2013

Manchester City 2 (D. Silva x2) Fulham 0, Premier League, January 2013

Form guide…

Fulham: LLLLLL

Manchester City: WWWWWW


Fulham to win: 22/1

Manchester City to win: 2/15

Draw: 19/2

Prediction… Fulham 0-3 Manchester City

Recent results and the league table in general suggest City will win this at a canter.

Guardiola has had a number of his stars performing at their best in recent weeks, and that was before the return of Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and John Stones to training this week.

Meanwhile Fulham are in dire straits, and their inability to muster a draw from either the Chelsea or Liverpool game has allowed fellow strugglers to take advantage and has seen the gap between the London club and safety grow.

If the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane maintain their goalscoring form with England and Germany recently in this game, this will be a comfortable victory for City.

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